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In 1977 we hired our first narrowboat from Anglo Welsh at Market Harborough.From that moment our destiny was set. In 2006 we finally purchased our own brand new 57' narrowboat which we named 'Free Spirit'. Our aim is to travel the length and breadth of all the navigable rivers and canals of the UK. This will be our story as it unfolds.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

The time of the burn

Another beautiful day on the cards and as my brother Andre managed to get time of work, took us to Manly Beach. Taking only around 40 minutes we expected a pleasant day of chilling out and taking Ned for a walk. One thing he hadn't reckoned on was the 'Burn'. A controlled burn is carried out to prevent the devastating forest fires that occur in Australia. Only problem on today's burn was the wind direction and how near to the highway the flames came. Took us the best part of 40 minutes to do a 5kilometer stretch.

 Ned was the one relieved by our arrival. as soon as he were parked he headed for the nearest tree to give it a good watering.

come on dad...hurry up!
Loved Manly Beach and you can see why.

That Ned got loads of attention. It's that unusual colouring plus he's a cross Cattle dog/GSD.

Who else thinks Ian looks like a scout????
 Another walk took us to North Head to admire the magnificent views across to Sydney. If the Whales had been migrating (we missed this by weeks) this would have been a great position to see the spectacle.

 Sydney Harbour bridge

And now for the today's wildlife,


Paul and El said...

Manly....My home town, I hope you liked it.

Ian and Irene Jameison said...

Loved it Paul but all of Australia has so far been fabulous. What a country. Beautiful is the only way I can describe it.

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